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    A Few Keepers from Ohio

    I met up with Digger Don and Noah for a weekend of detecting in Ohio. We couldn't believe how dry the ground is there.

    I got the 1865 Indian Head right off the bat on Saturday. It is worn but it cleaned up really well. The silver Washington came from the same yard.

    The 1912-D Barber Dime and the 1944 Merc came from the yard of a mid-1800s house where Don and Tim had previously found seated coins.

    The 1893 and 1898 Indian Heads were in a spill together at a 1920s house.

    I got the complete crotal bell towards the end of the day on Saturday in a curb strip. It has some green corrosion that won't come off easily. It still has the jingler inside. I had never found one this big before.

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    Although the finds weren't exactly what we were hoping for we still had fun!

    Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 378 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 382 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    A LARGE CROTAL THAT STILL RINGS!!!
    WONDERFUL!!!
    I LOVE those things...and they're really rare!! What is that thing top center 4th pic? Congrats on a great weekend! Did you stay in Ohio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    What is that thing top center 4th pic?
    I'd like to know. I don't have a clue.

    We did stay in Ohio. Maybe we should have driven home on Saturday evening. Sunday was pretty much a bust, although I did get the 1889 Indian.
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 378 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 382 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    A curb strip crotal bell! That explains why I don't have a complete one. I am apparently wasting my time looking for them at the old homestead sites in the woods!

    Nice bunch of finds Tony!
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    It was good getting together with you Tony. You had a good day Saturday. Very nice 65 Indian, dime trifecta and I love that Crotal Bell. That thing was Huge!
    I see you also dug the extremely rare 1936 Buff, LOL.
    Congrats on all your finds!!
    Hunting was a bit rough, but I still had a great time!!!
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    Indians 67,Lrg.Cnt 2,V 1,war nik 1,Buff 8,Rosie 17,Merc 28,Barber Dime 3,Wash Qtr 8,SLQ 2,Barber Qtr 5,Walker 4,Barber half 1,Slvr ring 5,Gold ring 1, 1831 William IV 1,

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    Great finds Tony, especially the crotal bell. And it's complete...
    V3i- Prism IV- Pro Pointer
    2018 GOAL: Any Flowing Hair coin

    TOTAL 100 YEAR OLD COINS - -279
    2019: Liard 1600's
    Silver: 1


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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    You had a great Saturday for sure! Dime trifecta and all of your Indians are from the 1800's. Well done considering the dry conditions!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $72.33
    Indians: 34
    Wheaties: 251
    Silver: 64
    Silver Jewelry: 9
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    Congrats on all the nice finds. I need to take a road trip once. Getting to be a little late in the year. Congrtas WD
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    2019
    1 Barber Half, 1 Walking Half, 1 Ben Franklin, 2 Barber Quarter, 1 SLQ, 6 Washington, 1 Seated Dime, 8 Barber Dimes, 44 Mercs, 26 Rosies, 4 V nickels, 11 Buffalos, 6 War Nickel, 1 Large Cent, 7 Indians, 1842 Bank of Canada 1/2 Penny, 366 Wheats, Clad $237.54

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    Amazing finds and pictures Tony , congrats !

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    Wonderful finds Tony! It still amazes me how well IHs stand the test of time in Midwest soil. About 1 in 20 look like that here. Congrats sir!

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    How did I miss this post Tony? You got some great looking coins. The patina on the IHCs is awesome. I like the big crotal bell a lot and the green crust gives it real character. Happy digging!
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    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
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